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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am  |  14 responses

Brian Shaw Says Quincy Miller is Similar to Paul George


Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw thinks he’s found someone comparable to Paul George (who he coached in Indiana). Quincy Miller, time to step up to the plate. Per the Denver Post: “A second-round pick in 2012, Miller arrived in the NBA as a player with mounds of potential, but very raw. And on top of being raw – leaving Baylor after his freshman season – Miller was up-and-down in his only year playing in college coming off an ACL tear in his senior year of high school. Yet he had once been described by a web site as being the next Kevin Durant. Having had a chance to see him up close in summer league and now through a couple of days of training camp, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has a different player comparison in mind: Indiana Pacers star Paul George. Not bad at all. ‘To me, the closest comparison to Paul George on this team is Quincy Miller,’ Shaw said. ‘I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know much about him when I got here and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. He is really, really talented. At 6-10 he can handle the ball. When he gets his feet set he can shoot it from the outside and he’s got that – he smiles and he’s a nice guy when you see him, but he has a nasty disposition about himself when he’s out there on the floor. He has pretty good footwork. When I got to Indiana I didn’t know very much about Paul George. And then when I got there and I started working with him, I was like ‘wow, this guy could really be good if he puts in the work.’ Paul was very inquisitive; asked me a lot of questions, picked my brain about Kobe (Bryant), because Paul grew up in the L.A. area. He’s been asking me a lot of questions about Kobe and about Paul as well. So, it reminds me of that situation.’”

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  • shockexchange

    (Clay Davis voice) “Shhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!”

  • danpowers

    in the same way eddy curry was similar to shaq?

  • cbbfanatic

    I think Quincy has the potential to be a star for the Nuggets. I remember watching him in the summer league and also at Baylor. And he DOES have a good outside shot (went 5-5 from beyond the arc in one game this summer). I definitely think he can do work for them and be a HUGE asset. The guy that’s working the hardest is the guy that’s overshadowed most of the time. Mark my words: There are going to be A LOT of sophomores stepping up to the plate this season, some who did work last season (Lillard, Davis, Beal, Drummond, Valaciunas, Barnes) and others that were on their way (Miller, Kidd-Gilchrist, T.Ross, J.Lamb). You’ll be surprised what you find when you give people a CHANCE.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    really though, the only reason Quincy Miller wasn’t given the same, “high risk, high reward” label that George did coming out of college was because Miller had knee injuries he was struggling with. He’s been a big time recruit since high school.

    Not saying i believe he’ll turn out, but he’s had the “high ceiling” label on him for years.

  • danpowers

    now you made me feel guilty again. thanks

  • therichardkirby

    That comparison is suspect at best, irresponsible at worst. QMillertime is not the athlete that the aforementioned NBA stars are which affects him on both sides of the ball. He’s not quick enough to be the versatile defender that Paul George is, and he struggles to get his shot off against quicker, stronger defenders on the offensive side of the ball. That said, Brian Shaw is a well-respected basketball mind so he must have seen something that affected his judgement.

  • spit hot fiyah

    notice that defense in not mentioned once in the comparison

  • Ben Ireland

    Didn’t he do the Slam diary too? I always liked Quincy, I just thought he’s been hurt for a while and hasn’t gotten a real shot yet.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah i believe he did

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    To be honest, I wanted the Raptors to draft Quincy Miller instead of Quincy Acy (both played at Baylor). Of course, that was when we were dying for an SF and before we had Gay manning the spot. But still, thought I saw a lot of potential in this kid and besides, apparently “ITS EASY!”(QMiller voice) for him. lol.

  • ATL dynamite

    The same as guys like Selby, Wroten, T-Will, etc. Hopefully Q can do his thing in the league.

  • ATL dynamite

    But the nuggets already had Gallo, Chandler, Faried plus Jordan Hamilton. Really depends on Brian Shaw’s game plan.
    And yes, the sophomores are gonna take the spotlight. Too many talents in that draft class are waiting for their time under the sun.

  • RKJ92

    You’re not the only Raptor fan that wanted Andre Drummond, and Quincy Miller in that draft either ><

  • LakeShow

    3.7mpg

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